Hoda Kotb’s bedtime routine for 4-year-old daughter Hope has backfired huge time.
“Hope has this factor the place she likes ‘one thing particular’ earlier than she goes to sleep,” Kotb, 59, shared on the Monday, October 9, episode of At this time with Hoda & Jenna. “She’s in mattress, I go away, I’m going to my room. I actually rummage round; I discover an previous bracelet. I’m going, ‘Right here, one thing particular.’”
Kotb shared that whereas she initially thought the late-night gifting could be a one-time factor, her daughter had different plans which have pressured her to “always be rummaging round for ‘one thing particular.’” She added that she just lately turned significantly determined when her daughter requested for a gift she’d “by no means seen earlier than.”
“You recognize what I did? I took an previous, little Zippy earbud case and shoved cash in it final evening – cash and a few previous plastic rings. And I’m going, ‘One thing particular,’” Kotb admitted, laughing, whereas co-anchor Jenna Bush Hager — who shares three kids with husband Henry Chase Hager — identified that Kotb began a “horrible” custom.
When Jenna, 41, steered non-material presents for Hope, Kotb shut the thought down immediately. “I give her 1,000,000 mantras. We do all that stuff. It doesn’t work. She needs to have one thing,” she joked.
Kotb additionally famous that issues are prone to solely worsen for her as soon as 7-year-old daughter Hayley catches on to the routine — one thing that can seemingly come sooner reasonably than later. “I do know as a result of she does say, ‘Why did Hope get one thing?’ And never simply one thing — ‘one thing I’ve by no means seen earlier than,’” she quipped.
Kotb shares daughters Hayley and Hope with ex Joel Schiffman, from whom she break up in 2022 after 9 years collectively. They adopted their little ladies in 2017 and 2018, respectively, and Kotb typically makes use of her time on air to recount tales about her little ones. Earlier this month, Kotb recalled how she introduced the subsequent technology together with her to her highschool reunion.
“It was so enjoyable. And on the finish, I used to be telling a narrative about how I used to be a late bloomer in highschool and a late bloomer in life and all the most effective issues in my life occurred after 50,” Kotb, 59, shared on the October 2 episode of At this time. “I talked about how I had my ladies after 50.”
The fun-filled outing got here a number of months after Hope had a well being scare. After an prolonged absence from the NBC morning present in February and March, Kotb advised Today viewers that the 4-year-old was “within the ICU for a couple of days and within the hospital for a bit greater than per week.”
The TV character didn’t disclose the main points of her daughter’s well being scare. She added, “I’m so grateful she’s house. … I used to be ready for that day to return. And we’re watching her carefully. I’m simply so joyful.”
Since then, the mother has been having fun with each second she will be able to together with her ladies. In August, she revealed that she is popping out with a e-book sintered by her youngest youngster, titled Hope Is a Rainbow. “It was primarily based on my daughter, who, after all, I dreamt of her and hoped for her and her title simply fell in,” Kotb stated in a press release after asserting her plans to pen the story. “And it simply jogs my memory, and he or she jogs my memory that hope’s round each nook. It doesn’t matter what you undergo, it doesn’t matter what hardship you endure.”